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Gunine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Gunine begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from Gunwyn deriving its origin from the Old English gundwein, which meant "battle friend."

Early Origins of the Gunine family


The surname Gunine was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Gunine family


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Gunine Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gunine has been recorded under many different variations, including Gunning, Guning and others.

Early Notables of the Gunine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gunine family to Ireland


Some of the Gunine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gunine family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gunine or a variant listed above: John Gunning, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; John Gunning settled in Philadelphia in 1836; and another John Gunning settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1799.

The Gunine Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Imperio regit unus aequo
Motto Translation: One governs with just sway.


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